HC Orders Lockdown in UPs Lucknow, Prayagraj, Kanpur, Varanasi, Gorakhpur from tonight

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HC Orders Lockdown in UPs Lucknow, Prayagraj, Kanpur, Varanasi, Gorakhpur from tonight

In the context of the growing COVID-19 cases, the Allahabad High Court ordered a lockdown in five cities on Monday from tonight — Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Kanpur and Gorakhpur.

The lock-down is effective from Monday evening until 26 April. Only vital facilities such as food shops and pharmacies can be opened.

The High Court ruled that all organisations, other than critical facilities, such as finance, medical, sanitary, commercial, municipal and public transport, would remain closed until 26 April.

“We are of the considered view that in given scenario of present time if people are restrained from going outside their homes for a week in the first instance, the current chain of the spread of COVID infection can be broken and this will also give some respite to the frontline medical and health workers who would pay more attention to those patients who are already admitted,” the court observed.

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The Uttar Pradesh Government has already declared a government-wide lock-up every Sunday to 15 May in COVID-19 cases. The government has also said that those found without wearing a mask for the second time would be fined Rs 10,000.

The first time that a mask has not been used, it has doubled to Rs 1,000 and officials have been guided to launch a special sanitation campaign across the State.

HC Orders Lockdown in UPs Lucknow, Prayagraj, Kanpur, Varanasi, Gorakhpur from tonight

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